South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission


How we serve

As this website was designed to serve visitors based on how they engage with the SCAC, so too is the agency’s service model.

Previously, a location-based system directed constituents to staff serving as county coordinators.  Constituents can now elect to seek advisement or assistance from arts professionals serving as program directors and coordinators in these primary lines of service (and more):

  • Grants
  • Artist Development
  • Arts Industry (non and for-profit arts organizations)
  • Arts Learning (all ages)
  • Community Arts
  • Folklife & Traditional Arts

Whom we serve

  • artists,
  • community arts providers,
  • educational institutions and arts learning providers,
  • and local communities and non-arts groups.


The S.C. Arts Commission’s county coordinator system was replaced with a model that seeks to connect constituents with assistance based on line of service rather than location. Please see the most common areas of interest listed below. 

Para Español
Laura Marcus Green, Ph.D. 803.734.8764


For constituents with an existing grant or submitted application.

If you’re seeking advisement on submitting an application, please find the appropriate program contact below.

Grants Office 803.734.8695

Amanda Noyes 803.734.8675

Artist Development

For artists/artist collectives of all disciplines seeking advisement on Artists U, Artists’ Ventures Initiatives, Emerging Artists, S.C. Arts Commission Fellowships, the South Carolina Novel Series, and more.

Ce Scott-Fitts 803.734.8203

Arts Directory
Amanda Noyes 803.734.8675

Arts Learning

Teachers and Schools

Amanda Noyes 803.734.8675


Districts and Community Organizations

Kimberly Washburn Motte 803.734.8694

Arts Organizations
La Ruchala Murphy 803.734.8762

Community Arts/The Art of Community: Rural SC

For groups seeking advisement on community arts grants and programs.

Abby Rawl 803.734.8680

Folk Heritage Awards
Jane Przybysz 803.777.7251

Folklife & Traditional Arts
Laura Marcus Green, Ph.D. 803.734.8764

Government/Legislative Affairs

For staff serving the executive or legislative branches of government and seeking assistance from the S.C. Arts Commission.

David Platts 803.734.8764
Milly Hough 803.734.8693

Media Inquiries or Public Information/Relations
Jason Rapp 803.734.8899

Poetry Out Loud
Bonita Peeples 803.734.8692

South Carolina Cultural Districts
Jason Rapp 803.734.8899

South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts
Milly Hough 803.734.8693

S.C. Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Ce Scott-Fitts 803.734.8203

Can’t find what you need?

Please browse the “Staff Listing By Name” section of this page, see the program-specific pages on this website, or contact:

General Inquiries 803.734.8696

The South Carolina Arts Commission requests that you not contact staff with direct solicitation.

Our team

David joined the South Carolina Arts Commission team as the executive director in 2019.

For 26 years prior, David worked in South Carolina as an educator, principal and district level administrator. He served as the arts and sciences coordinator for Lancaster County School District, a position he held for 15 years.

In addition to his work as an educator, Platts has served the Lancaster County Council of the Arts as a board member and president. He has statewide experience as a member, president, and treasurer of the Palmetto State Arts Education board and as a past member of the South Carolina Arts Alliance board, where he became active as an arts advocate. On the national level, David served as a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education Program, and he is currently a member of the South Arts board.

David keeps his own artistic expression fresh by serving as a volunteer accompanist for church choral programs.

David Platts

  • Executive Director

Milly Hough

  • Senior Deputy Director

Ashley Brown

  • Deputy Director

Nick Boismenu

  • Collections & Facility Coordinator

Angela Brewbaker

  • Finance Director

Kevin Flarisee

  • Coordinator for Executive, Program & Department Support
  • Procurement Officer

Laura Marcus Green, Ph.D.

  • Folklife & Traditional Arts Director

Krista Grendze

  • Assistant Grants Coordinator

Daphne Hudson

  • Accountant

Victoria P. McCurry

  • Human Resources & Facilities Director

Kimberly Washburn Motte

  • Arts Learning Director

La Ruchala Murphy

  • Arts Industry Director

Amanda Noyes

  • K-12 Coordinator
  • Coordinator for Accessibility

Bonita Peeples

  • Poetry Out Loud Coordinator

Laurel Posey

  • Communications & Constituent Services Manager

Jason L. Rapp

  • Communications Director
  • Program Director for South Carolina Cultural Districts

Abigail E. Rawl

  • The Art of Community: Rural SC Coordinator

Ce Scott-Fitts

  • Artist Development Director

Margot Lane Strasburger

  • Digital Content Manager

Amber Westbrook

  • Grants Manager

Are you interested in joining the SCAC team? Find out more about current openings on the jobs page.